Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Services
Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Advisory Council
The Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Advisory Council is composed of school counselors, district and building level administrators, and counselor educators from around the state. The council generally meets in Jefferson City three times each year to provide input regarding:
- issues facing school counselors,
- continuing in-service needs and resource material development on a statewide basis,
- ensuring continuity of programs and services,
- providing an avenue for change to be implemented as it is perceived necessary, and
- promoting close working relationships between the various educational entities represented on the council.
The council tries to include members from each Supervisor for Instruction area as noted in the current copy of the Missouri School Directory so that all areas of the state are represented. Members are selected in order to confirm representation for both urban and rural districts; large, medium and small districts; and the various building levels at which counselors work.
Counselor Educator Committee
The Counselor Educator Committee is composed of members of the Counselor Education faculty from those institutions in the state of Missouri that have Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)-approved graduate level counselor education programs.
The committee meets twice a year with members of the DESE Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling staff, as well as representatives of the Missouri School Counselor Association, to discuss and act on issues involving the preparation and certification requirements designed to prepare individuals to work as professional school counselors in Missouri public schools.
DESE Approved Graduate Level Counselor Education Programs
Missouri Connections Advisory Committee
The Missouri Connections Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from schools and state government agencies that serve adults that are active users of Missouri Connections. These include high schools, technical centers, middle/junior high schools, colleges, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, adult learning and the department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The purpose of the Missouri Connections Advisory Committee is to provide feedback on the educational and career planning system and to make suggestions for future enhancements of www.missouriconnections.org. The committee meets twice a year: Once in the fall to review the current system, and once in the winter to discuss issues and enhancements. Feedback from the committee is part of a comprehensive report provided to intoCareers each year on proposed enhancements.
Contact Tom Schlimpert at 573-751-6875 or Tom.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information